The proportion of sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) in the general adult population that goes undiagnosed was estimated from a sample of 4,925 employed adults.
Questionnaire data on doctor-diagnosed sleep apnea were followed up to ascertain the prevalence of diagnosed sleep apnea.
In-laboratory polysomnography on a subset of 1,090 participants was used to estimate screen-detected sleep apnea.
In this population, without obvious barriers to health care for sleep disorders, we estimate that 93% of women and 82% of men with moderate to severe SAS have not been clinically diagnosed.
These findings provide a baseline for assessing health care resource needs for sleep apnea.
Mots-clés Pascal : Apnée sommeil syndrome, Voie respiratoire supérieure, Epidémiologie, Sexe, Prévalence, Wisconsin, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Trouble sommeil, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sleep apnea syndrome, Upper respiratory tract, Epidemiology, Sex, Prevalence, Wisconsin, United States, North America, America, Sleep disorder, Human
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Cote : 98-0031444
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 17/04/1998.